LITT: Academic Libraries

The library is the heart of any academic institution. Meet with others who work in Idaho’s colleges and universities in this LITT and share your experiences and perspective with your peers in other academic libraries.

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Our next LITT: Academic Libraries chat will be held January 25

Notes from Past LITT: Academic Library Community

Thanks to everyone who attended today’s LITT: Academic Library Community chat on supporting remote/virtual students. We had a great discussion about the various ways our libraries supports virtual students. Here are some of the trends/ideas/projects we discussed:

  • An increase in on-demand services – do our students know to demand it?
  • Proactive chat and global chat increases engagement in chat reference
  • Sharing blog posts in Moodle
  • An increase in demand driven acquisitions
  • Lockers at the library for students to retrieve their materials
  • Low turnout for zoom events
  • Very successful passive programming
  • Grab and go de-stress kits very popular with students
  • Going from 10 to 150 laptops available for checkout
  • Allowing textbook checkouts for up to 1 week
  • Looking into controlled digital lending (CDL)
  • Added a request to digitize into library catalog – request goes to ILL to manage
  • Very successful board game collection – buying games from a local shop

Questions or comments about LITT: Academic Libraries chats? Contact Annie.

Check out our Academic Libraries Services & Consulting page


LITT: Latinx

January 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

LITT: IDEA & OverDrive

January 19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST

LITT: Collection Development – Donations Unboxing

January 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST

LITT: Academic Library Community

January 25, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST

LITT: Early Learning

February 4, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST

LITT: Adult Services

February 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST

LITT: Academic Library Community

April 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT

LITT: Adult Services

May 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

Annie Gaines

CE Consultant
Email / 208-639-4151
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Deana Brown

Emerging Trends Consultant
Email / 208-639-4156
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